‘Real chance’ Scotland can stay in EU – Sturgeon

She has also said she wants another referendum on Scottish independence within the next two years if the UK leaves the EU. Among the manifesto’s key pledges are: Working with other parties across the UK to “stop Brexit” Backing another EU referendum with Remain as an option Offering a choice for Scotland to become an independent, European nation Supporting Article 50 being revoked if the only alternative is a no-deal Brexit Speaking at the manifesto launch in Glasgow, Ms Sturgeon urged voters to back the SNP in order to “send the powerful message that Scotland is for Europe”. She added: “We can stand up for Scotland’s right to be heard, and we can proclaim our determination to remain a European …

Davidson: Tories face Brexit ‘wake-up call’

The Conservatives lost more than 1,300 seats in the council election and Labour 81 as the Liberal Democrats, Greens and independents surged across England. Tories call for unity after election drubbing Tories lose more than 1,300 councillors May: ‘Voters want Brexit to be resolved’ The two major UK parties have been locked in talks aimed at finding a way forward on Brexit for the past month, but it is not clear how much progress has been made. Speaking at the Scottish Conservative conference in Aberdeen, Ms Davidson said the solution lay in finding a compromise that respects the result of the EU referendum. She told delegates: “The solution doesn’t lie in the trenches of one extreme or another – of …

MP withdraws support for PM over veterans

He said the government had been consulting on changing the existing system. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Mercer said the government had “singularly failed to act for four years and I am simply not prepare to put up with it any more”. “There is nothing loyal about watching the car go over the cliff and not doing anything about it,” he added. In his letter the former Army officer and member of the Commons Defence Committee, said: “As you know, the historical prosecution of our servicemen and women is a matter that is personally offensive to me. “Many are my friends; and I am from their tribe.” BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the Conservative Party can …